Register a new address on an existing street

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This page gives you advice on registering a new address.

  • New (single/multiple) residential dwelling/s on an existing named or un-numbered street/s
  • Splitting a property into flats or annexes
  • New (single/multiple) business/es or an existing named or un-numbered street/s

Key points to note before applying to register a new address on and existing street

  • Where possible, Cornwall Council will allocate a house number or devise a numbering scheme for a development.
  • Avoid names that have already been used within the local area. Avoid the same names but with a different suffix i.e. naming a house "Chapel House" which sits next door to "Chapel Cottage" and "The Chapel".
  • Do not use offensive, racist, rude, anagrams or numeric names.  
  • Cornwall Council encourages the use of Cornish and/or the local history/heritage when choosing a name.

Register a new addreses on an existing street

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